Sunday, January 30, 2005

Iraq Election a Success!!

We have heard predicted for months that the Iraq elections would be a failure. The terrorists, aka "insurgents," would keep the people from the polls. The violence would be uncontrollable, and the Iraqi people are not capable of democracy anyway. Well, here's a few telling quotes from mainstream media:

'This is democracy,' said Karfia Abbasi, holding up a thumb stained with purple ink to prove she had voted." - AP News

At one polling place in Baghdad, soldiers and voters joined hands in a dance, and in Baqouba, voters jumped and clapped to celebrate the historic day. At another, an Iraqi policeman in a black ski mask tucked his assault rifle under one arm and took the hand of an elderly blind woman, guiding her to the polls." - AP News

'I cannot describe what I am seeing. It is incredible. This is a vote for the future, for the children, for the rule of law, for humanity, for love,' Alaa al-Tamimi told Reuters." - Reuters

Want a great day it is. Congratulations to President Bush for his determination and courage in sticking to his principles. That's what leadership is. There is no question that the world is a safer and better place with a free and democratic Iraq.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005


Well, we've listed our place for sell and are determined to find a house to live in. The real estate market in Southern California has slowed down some, but not that much. Our place went onto the MLS yesterday at 10:00 am and we had three phone calls and two visits in the first three hours. Hopefully it will slow down so we can finish getting the place ready to sell!

Buying a home is going to be the difficult part. The farther away from work you live, the more affordable the house. But traffic increases exponentially, it seems. We need some serious traffic help here in so Cal.